Roger Federer knows the importance of staying healthy if he wants to add another Grand Slam title to his tennis world record of 17 majors titles won in his tennis career. The Swiss, who is considered one of the greatest players in the sport’s history, is also confident that he can still play at a high level against the top players in the sport.
“I feel ready to win a Major again. I went close to winning in Wimbledon and at the US Open. At the Australian Open too. Honestly I think I believe I played at a great level in the last two seasons. I moved perfectly on the court,” Federer said via marca.com, adamant that he can still play in top form and beat players like World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and other elite players in the field.
“It’s important for me to not hurt myself in the summer. From the French Open (in May) to September, I would like to feel well because there is much at stake, dreams to realize and titles to win,” Federer added.
The Swiss Maestro also said that he is selective in which ATP tournaments to play at this point of his tennis career after he had a major knee operation earlier in the year.
“I do not want to play many events, but enough to feel competitive. After the operation my mind feels like I have to arrive in full form at Roland Garros. I have to be able to play seven matches in two weeks, in best of five sets. Paris and Wimbledon are the closest goals, Rio is very far away. Monte Carlo was a good test for my knees,” Federer said.
Federer was also asked about life post-tennis and said that he just wants to be remembered as someone who has been “good” for the game.